Christopher Stothers is a Partner in Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP's intellectual property litigation group in London and a solicitor-advocate in England and Wales. His practice concentrates on high value cross-border patent litigation (including opposition work before the European Patent Office) and antitrust litigation. He covers all fields of technology-from pharmaceutical and medical devices to software and telecommunications. His practice also covers other types of intellectual property litigation (trade mark, copyright, and designs), commercial litigation and arbitration, pharmaceutical regulation, and European Union law. From 2006 to 2010 he was an arbitrator for .eu domain name disputes.
Dr Stothers is also a Visiting Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Competition Law at University College London. His 2007 practitioner textbook, "Parallel Trade in Europe: Intellectual Property, Competition and Regulatory Law", has been well received and was cited by the UK Supreme Court. He also wrote the Intellectual Property chapter of the 2003 and 2010 editions of "Oliver on Free Movement of Goods in the European Union". He is a frequent conference speaker and he regularly publishes articles in the leading intellectual property and competition journals.
He is committed to pro bono matters, including cases on recognition of change of gender for social security and tax purposes before the First Tier Tribunal, the Upper Tribunal, the Social Security Commissioners and the Court of Appeal.
Named Intellectual Property Magazine's "Young IP Lawyer of the Year" 2011
The Legal 500 UK 2011 - Recommended for Intellectual Property
Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Award 2008, top of the Dispute Resolution section
LawWorks Pro Bono Awards 2008, shortlisted
Inner Temple Book Prize 2008, "Parallel Trade in Europe" shortlisted for Young Author's Prize
The Legal 500 UK 2012 - Recommended for TMT: Intellectual Property
The Legal 500 UK 2012 - Recommended for TMT: Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Committee Member, Competition Law Association (CLA), 2006 - Present
Committee Member, United Kingdom Association for European Law (UKAEL), 2009 - Present
Antitrust Committee Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), 2009 - Present
Member, International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), 2004 - Present
Associate, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA), 2011 - Present
Editorial Board, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice (JIPLP), 2006 - Present
Visiting Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Competition Law, University College London, 2007 - Present
External Examiner in Intellectual Property Law, University of East Anglia, 2009 - Present
Former Visiting Supervisor in Intellectual Property Law, Cambridge University, 2004 - 2007
Former Visiting Tutor in Contract Law, Oxford University, 2001